Pearson High School

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Pearson High School is a public co-ed high school in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape. The Afrikaans medium high school caters for learners from Grade 8 to Grade 12.


Pearson High School was founded in January 1926 as the PE Secondary School with just 35 students. The school moved to the Grey Institute buildings in 1927. The next year, the school was renamed Pearson High School after the Hon. William Pearson who served as the mayor of Port Elizabeth for 16 years.


The school motto is Maxime Do Operam which means “I Do My Best”.



  • Athletics
  • Biathlon
  • Cricket
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water polo
  • Synchronised swimming


  • First Aid
  • Chess
  • School newspaper
  • Debating Society
  • Drama
  • Environmental Concern of Students
  • USCA / JOT
  • Interact Club
  • Nomads hiking club
  • Ballroom Dancing
  • Photographic Arts
  • Film Club
  • Dead Poets Society
  • Angling Club
  • Art Club
  • Choir
  • Sound and Lighting


  • Pearson Sport Science Institute
  • Hannes Strydom Rugby Field
  • Pearson Clothing Shop
  • Pearson Tennis Academy
  • Pearson Tennis Clubhouse
  • Art And Design Centre
  • Pearson AstroTurf
  • Waterpolo Pool
  • Pearson Netball Courts
  • Sports fields
  • School hall
  • Library



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